Alfaguara, 2014. 248 p.

Sofía, a 14 year-old girl whose mother has just died, turns up on Lucas’ doorstep, and tells him she is his daughter. Of course he hadn’t the slightest idea he had a fathered a child. This sudden irruption of a teenager into Lucas’ and his wife’s lives is not something they take too well, especially since the couple had decided never to have children…

A gripping, moving novel by a writer who, according to director Juan José Campanella, “succeeds like few others in giving his stories a universal dimension — the stories of ordinary people where commonplace becomes epic”.

Rights sold: France (Éditions Héloïse d’Ormesson)